The Pittsburgh Steelers haven’t been as effective on defense as they’ve traditionally been under the watch of defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau, and they’ll be tested this Sunday when they face an elite Detroit Lions offense that features the game’s best receiver. Calvin Johnson has been torching opposing defensive backs all season, and the Steelers know that he will be very difficult to cover this week, but containing him will end up being the key to a win:
“There’s no comparison,” Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin said. “He’s a big dog. It’s young Randy Moss scary. We’ll do the best we can. He’s a special player. We won’t try anything that hasn’t been tried.”
But Johnson has missed the past two days of practice for the Lions, but the team doesn’t expect him to miss Sunday’s game against the Steelers.
“Body feeling good,” Johnson said. “Just got some maintenance issues that we’re just taking care of.”